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Carl R. Ice College of Engineering

Carl R. Ice
College of Engineering

1046 Rathbone Hall
1701B Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-5590
deanengr@k-state.edu

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Advisory Council

Advisory Council

The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering Advisory Council, or COEAC, is a group of industrial, business, legislative and professional leaders committed to the vitality of engineering education at Kansas State University. The council helps the college strengthen its learning, research and outreach programs; improve its facilities; expand its base of support; and serve its alumni. Council members actively participate in the continual assessment of the college’s progress and development of college/industry partnerships. 

COEAC Responsibilities

The mission of the advisory council is to --

  • Advise the college leadership team on programs, policies and operations;
  • Facilitate resource development through advocacy for state and federal funding, internal campus budgeting, and corporate relationships and private gifts;
  • Assist with placement of students;
  • Recognize achievement of alumni and other college supporters;
  • Assist with publicity and public relations; and
  • Promote a connection among faculty, students, alumni and industry.
 Current members:

Kevin Burke '86, ME
President and CEO
Burke Construction Group

Chrysta Castañeda '85, IE
Founder
The Castañeda Firm

Jim Coen '82, CE
Vice President
MVP Holdings LLC

Gib Compton '80, CNS
Managing Member
Compton Construction Services LLC

Darold Davis '70, CE
Transportation Senior Project Manager, Quality Control (Retired)
Garver

Lynda Dawson '83, NE
Senior Electrical Engineer and Associate
W.L. Cassell and Associates

Roger Farrell '75, CE
Chairman/CEO/President/COO
Natural Gas Industry

Richard Fornelli '72, '73, CE
Vice President (Retired)
CH2M

Don Glaser '74, ME
Vice President, Product Development (Retired)
Glendo LLC

Chuck Grier '73, CNS
Chairman and CEO
UCI - Industrial Construction Services

Kevin Honomichl '86, CE
President
BHC RHODES

Steve Johnson '75, IE
Vice President, Government Relations
ONEOK Inc.

Warren Kennedy '90, CHE
Sr. Vice President, Houston Regional Office Operations, Oil, Chemical and Gas Division
Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company Inc.

Ryan McGuire
Vice President of Sales, National Accounts
J.B. Hunt Transportation Services, Inc.

Karl Miller '84, ME
CEO
Jingoli Power

Mark Nyquist '80, CNS
CEO
DynaTen Corporation

Robert Reichenberger '89, EE
President and Founder
Solar Prime LLC

Mark Schonhoff '88, CIS
Vice President, Software Development (Retired)
Cerner Corporation

Sabrina Schriner '92, EE
Founder and Principal Consultant
Business Excellence Consulting Inc.

Doug Sterbenz '85, ME
EVP and COO (Retired)
Westar Energy

Art K. Umble '82, CE
Senior Vice President, Global Wastewater Practice Leader
Stantec Consulting Services Inc.

Cindy Wallis-Lage '85, CE
President, Water Business
Black & Veatch

Beth Ward '93, IE
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
Hallmark

Jerry Westhoff
President
J.J. Westhoff Construction Co.

Mike Wiegers, '82, EE
Vice President, Consumer Engineering
Garmin International Inc.

Kent Wray '68, CE
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Emeritus
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Bio Book

2019-2020 Advisory Council